Tim Boetsch has the opportunity of his career Saturday night.

Boetsch will take on Hector Lombard in the co-main event of UFC 149: Faber vs. Barao.

With a win, Boetsch will have won his last four UFC fights, and taken out a man many consider to be one of the best middleweights in the world.

“Knocking out Hector Lombard proves I’m next in line for a middleweight title shot,” said Boetsch, during a recent interview with MMA Fighting. “I don’t mind flying under the radar. I like coming into these fights as the underdog. I know Hector’s the favorite, and that’s fine by me.”

Lombard (31-2-1) exited Bellator as the middleweight champion, and has not lost since 2006. Boetsch (15-4) recently downed former UFC title contender Yushin Okami.

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